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CARF Accreditation

The OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre is committed to delivering high-quality services to children, youth and families. ​

CARF is the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.  It is an international, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services by establishing standards for quality and surveying those organizations to assure the standards are being met.


We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by achieving CARF accreditation for the following program(s)/services:

  • Services for Children and Youth

  • Services for Children and Youth: Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Services for Children and Youth: Early Intervention Services​




CARF standards require comprehensive and ongoing quality assurance processes and program outcome analysis to be integrated into day-to-day operations. Accreditation site surveys are conducted by experienced surveyors who act as the "eyes and ears" for CARF and report on their observations and findings, as well as provide consultation to the organization. Based on the information provided by the survey team, CARF makes a decision on the level of accreditation awarded. 


The OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre earned a Three- Year CARF accreditation in March 2018, demonstrating substantial conformance to the standards. 


Here is what CARF had to say about the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre in their 2018 report:


The Okanagan-Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child and Youth Development Centre...


  • "provides quality services that have earned the respect and high regard of families, schools, community partners, and other stakeholders"

  • "benefits from dedicated and active board members. The board fulfils its monitoring, due diligence, and policy responsibilities to support and maintain the organization's excellent service delivery and operations"

  • "provides services in uplifting environments that reflect diligent adherence to safety practices"

  • "has an exceptionally enthusiastic commitment to its vision, mission and values; to providing quality services; and to continuous quality improvement"

  • "are committed to providing excellent services, to meeting the needs of the clients and their families, and to providing person-driven services"

  • "is committed to creating a pervasive organizational culture of consistency and support"

  • "is bright and happy and reflects thoughtful planning focused on maximizing clients' engagement in their surroundings"

  • "is recognized for its notable and impressive history and culture"

  • "demonstrates a commitment to its vision of creating a community where all children and youth reach their full potential"





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